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Actions for Adverse Possession in New Jersey

2023-10-24T17:37:59+00:00

When someone exercises ownership and control over a piece of property long enough in New Jersey, it can become theirs under the doctrine of Adverse Possession. It sounds simple enough but there are a number of requirements that make such actions relatively rare. Here's how it works. Although the doctrine of Adverse Possession began in common law, it was later codified by statute at NJSA 2A:14-30 which states: “Thirty years' actual possession of any real estate excepting woodlands or uncultivated tracts, and 60 years' actual possession of woodlands or uncultivated tracts,  uninterruptedly continued by occupancy, descent, conveyance or otherwise, shall, in [...]

Actions for Adverse Possession in New Jersey2023-10-24T17:37:59+00:00
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